May 1, 1993 |
The Lakers' decline might affect A.C. Green's thinking when he becomes a free agent after the playoffs. Knowing the team is in a rebuilding period "is something I have to look at and evaluate, but my decision will not be based solely on that," Green said. Green has said the Lakers have told him they want to re-sign him, but both sides agreed to hold off talks until after the season. "I don't even want to think about life without A.C. Green.
September 29, 1993 |
God told A.C. Green: "Phoenix." Go, my son, and be a Sun, He said. (Or She.) And so, this man who was, perhaps, the Lakers' noblest role model is leaving us to side with Charles Barkley, the man who spits on the concept of being a role model. These two, as different as A.C. and D.C., will unite in an effort to keep the Lakers from succeeding. That's right--from this day forward, forward A.C.
May 27, 1991 |
Another pig-out at A.C. Green's place in Portland. Only this, perhaps, can stop the Lakers now. Only another meal prepared by Sister Irving and her friends from Albina Church of God can slow them down, or at least make them slog through Game 5 of this Western Conference championship series the way they did in the only game Los Angeles lost. Between Games 1 and 2, on the team's day off, Green invited everybody over for Sunday dinner.
May 20, 2000 |
Old A.C. Green. Sitting like a dean. Watching the Lakers go far. Along came a bear, and sat on his hair. And everyone said, Dude, that's bizarre. * This is the story about the little green bear that sometimes sits atop the head of the Lakers' big power forward. Don't laugh. This is serious. He is an important figure. He represents an important ethic. He is about strength, endurance, respect. We're talking, of course, about the bear.
September 8, 1993 |
The plot took another turn in the ongoing A.C. Green saga on Tuesday, when the Lakers announced they pulled their five-year contract offer off the table and it was learned the Clippers have entered the bidding. This does not necessarily mean the end of the Green-Laker relationship. It is an indication of the team's growing frustration at negotiations having dragged out for much of the summer, not the severing of ties. "We value A.C.
August 24, 1993 |
Laker General Manager Jerry West, disputing the contention that he hasn't been aggressive in trying to re-sign free agent forward A.C. Green, said Monday the club stands by its second offer to Green. That offer is believed to be worth $3.6 million per season. Green earned $1.75 million last season, when he averaged 12.1 points and 8.7 rebounds. Green's agent, Marc Fleisher, has said the Lakers are lagging behind Phoenix and Portland in their pursuit of Green.
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February 26, 1992 |
Joseph Bishir, 9, said he's going to eat his vegetables from now on. Plus, he's going to continue riding his bike every day until he's as big and strong as Los Angeles Lakers A. C. Green and Vlade Divac, because "I want to be just like them," he said.
September 28, 1993 |
With speculation mounting that A.C. Green will sign with the Phoenix Suns, the Lakers have given their free-agent forward a new proposal that is believed to include a one-year termination clause. Whether that, along with five seasons in the neighborhood of $3 million each, will be enough to retain Green may be known as soon as today.
November 1, 2000 |
His record consecutive-games streak a day away from ending, former Laker A.C. Green signed a one-year contract Tuesday with the Miami Heat. Green had intended to attend tonight's ring ceremony at Staples Center. Instead, he was reunited with Coach Pat Riley, who promised the streak, which stands at 1,110 games, "will be taken care of." Though he missed all of training camp, Green will be in uniform tonight when the Heat opens its season against Orlando.
February 21, 1989 |
A lot of athletes, when they quit playing, would like to go into politics, would like to hang "Gov.," or "Sen.," or "Rt. Hon." in front of their names. The Lakers' A.C. Green would like to hang a "Rev." in front of his name. The Administration he'd like to be in is God's. Lots of players hanker to open their own bar. A.C. would like to open his own church. A.C. doesn't need pep talks in the locker room. He gets them out of a book.